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Portland General Electric Manager, Field Operations -- Salem in Salem, Oregon

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Manager of Field Operations

Salem Operations Center, Salem, OR

Job Function Summary: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Manager of Field Operations to oversee field transmission and distribution employees in the safe installation, maintenance, and repair of our power delivery system. This role demands a leader with strong experience managing union employees, a background in the electrical industry, and a commitment to prioritizing employee and community safety.

Key Job Information:

  • Job Title: Manager, Field Operations

  • Job Code: 7177

  • Grade: 9

  • Career Level: M2

Key Responsibilities:

Field Staff Management:

  • Lead a team of professional and technical staff, ensuring safe, timely, and efficient completion of operational work.

  • Oversee daily management of the team, aligning with goals, standards, and procedures.


  • Set and enforce safety expectations, identifying and resolving safety issues promptly.

  • Promote continuous learning of safe work methods and procedures.

Labor-Management Relations:

  • Plan work in accordance with union contracts, resolving grievances and concerns timely.

  • Foster a collaborative environment with union leadership and Labor Relations/Human Resources.

Plan and Direct Operations:

  • Ensure timely and efficient execution of work, aligning with corporate and unit objectives.

  • Monitor productivity and performance metrics, managing the departmental budget and planning for training needs.

Internal Collaboration:

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure efficient operations and material sharing.

  • Lead or participate in special projects to enhance operational efficacy.

Emergency Planning/Storm Response:

  • Assist with emergency action plan implementation and maintain procedures for effective operation during emergencies.

  • Participate in staff training for emergency situations.

Customer Relations:

  • Coordinate jobs with customers, addressing concerns and complaints proactively and promptly.


  • Ensure crew compliance with federal, state, and company regulations.

Financial Management:

  • Monitor and manage expenditures, ensuring financial targets are met and effective financial controls are in place.


  • Oversee team resourcing decisions, partnering with HR for recruitment, evaluation, and selection processes.

Professional Development:

  • Address organizational development needs, providing guidance and feedback to foster team growth and development.



  • Bachelor's degree in IT, business, engineering, or related field, or equivalent directly related union experience.


  • Preferably eight or more years of experience in electric utility with a focus on transmission and distribution or a related field.

  • At least three years of leadership experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Functional Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge of utility operations, tools, and equipment.

  • Expert knowledge of crew functions and duties related to area of specialization.

  • Advanced knowledge of PGE's electric service requirements, National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC).

  • Advanced knowledge of all PGE and Oregon OSHA safety rules.

  • Advanced understanding of safe construction methods and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

General Competencies:

  • Advanced analytical, conflict resolution, customer focus, and decision-making skills.

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication abilities.

Leader Practices:

  • Demonstrated ability to drive results, plan and align operations, make quality decisions, engage the team, and show courage in leadership.

Physical and Cognitive Demands:

  • Ability to work long hours and variable schedules, including during severe inclement weather.

  • Capable of driving and traveling within and outside the service territory as required.

  • Physical capability to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 lbs, and work in various environments including elevated areas and confined spaces.


  • Regular, reliable, and predictable full-time attendance.

Compensation Range:

$116,410.00 - $216,190.00

Actual total compensation, including a performance based incentive bonus, is commensurate with experience, skills, qualifications, education, training, and internal equity. While we anticipate the selected candidate for this position will fall towards the middle or entry point of the compensation range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis.

PGE believes in rewarding dedicated performance. We provide a total rewards package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. To find out more, click here ( .

Join us today and power your potential!

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support. You can contact them at .

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At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.